Katherine King graduated from Ole Miss in 1970 with a Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Education with an emphasis in mathematics. She followed that up with a Master’s of Education in 1971 in Guidance and Counseling and Master’s of Science in Mathematics in 1986 from Ole Miss as well. She has been named Star Teacher twice and in 2005 received the Headwae Educator of the Year Award, recognizing her as the outstanding teacher at Northwest Community College. In 2008 Katherine was named the Lamplighter Educator of the Year from NWCC. She is currently an Instructor of Mathematics at the Oxford Campus of NWCC.
Margaret King graduated from Ole Miss in 1971 with a Bachelor of Arts in Education with an emphasis in history. In 1973 she started her stint with the federal government as a courtroom clerk with U. S. District Judge Orma R. Smith. After nine years she transitioned to Farmers Home Administration/Rural Development. While working with Rural Development she twice received the highest honor given to a government employee—The Distinguished Service Award. She also received The Department of Army Commander’s Award for Public Service, the highest civilian award given by the military. She is currently semi-retired and works part time at Oxford University Bank.
Both authors find community service important. They belong to the Oxford Exchange Club where Margaret has served as President and eleven years as secretary. Margaret is also a Board Member of the Exchange Club Family Center and Interfaith Compassion Fund. She is a former board member of the Boys and Girls Club. Both contribute to Backpacks for the Homeless, a program that Margaret started in the Oxford area. Katherine began Santa Cause two years ago at NWCC whereby faculty and staff identify students and donate gifts for their children for Christmas morning. They are both members of The Oxford University United Methodist Church.
The King Twins - Katherine & Margaret